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Old 02-10-2009, 11:58 AM
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Best Service Manual for S-class

I have the WIS software to work with my 2001 S430 MB. The information system is quite complicated for me to get through. I saw some service software at e-bay advertised specifically for the S-class. Is there any software which concentrates or is more specific for the S-class??? I also saw list of parts for that model at e-bay, is this the same as the EPC?

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Old 02-10-2009, 12:07 PM
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....The information system is quite complicated for me to get through....
Yeah, WIS isn't exactly intuitive, but with some practice and patience I think you'll find it's well worth the effort.
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wis is good but having the other tools that come with it is also nice
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Factory service documents can be a little intimidating but, as mentioned, it's worth taking the time to understand them.

Also consider a car maintenance book like Chiltons, etc. These assume less experience and go into more detail about the basics.

As far as eBay, I haven't heard a lot of good things about some of the stuff. People who have bought the $39 special maintenance CD's have been highly dissapointed.

You might check the 1-800-FOR MERCedes line for a W220 Service Manual DVD. It will be pretty much the same procedures but at least all the W220 info will be together. [ If this is what you are referring to as WIS please disregard.]

BTW, did you know you can get a free subscription to EPC (US only?)? Just go and sign up but must use Windows.

Finally, I would encourage you to read as many of the posts in the DIY section on this site as well as benzworld.org. They may not be specific to an S500 but a lot of the information is applicable. Hey, they are all MB cars. Many of the DIY's in the stickies at benzworld.org/210 have digital images attached to help you locate items. The E-Class (W124, W210, etc) owners seem to be into doing their own maintenance and repairs more so than the S-Class owners.

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Take a look at the ....

Alldata.com site/service. I think you can subscribe one car for less than $15 per year and there is a lot of good info there.
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Alldata.com site/service. I think you can subscribe one car for less than $15 per year and there is a lot of good info there.
depends on how much mercedes allows alldata to use. Alldata is great for some cars and blows for some cars, depends on the manufacturer.
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Thank you for all the information. I was use to read my 5 books for my old 350SD 1991. Running through a book is easier for me. I will subscribe to the EPC and also will try the 800 number for the S-Class service manual. Thank you for all the replies. For now I need to work this EPC malfunction which at the moment is not active.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:30 AM
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The EPC system requires you to have the Java Runtime Environment installed on your computer. The system runs in a Java Shell.....
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Thanks Pawo SD. What do you mean with a JAVA runtime environment? Is this a hardware or a software I can install in my PC? I already subscribed myself to the EPC but haven't done anything since I am at my Mac. I will wait until I get home and download what I need with my PC.

At this point I am interested in getting the view of the passenger sun visor (S430-2001). I need to get the mirror frame but I was told it comes in one unit with the whole sun visor $$$$.

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JRE is open source and you can download a copy at www.sun.com although you may have a copy on your windows distr.disks.

Check the sys req. at the EPC site to see what version of JRE might be required.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:31 AM
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Star Service for model 220

Thank you for all your input. I ordered the Star Service manual for model 220 directly form Mercedes Benz USA LLC. Easier to use for me than the WIS. Now I will try to set up my computer to get the EPC. I already suscribed. I wonder if it is worth getting the code reader from Mercedes if I plan to keep this car for a long time. I've seen some used system around. As a Mercedes owner, do you have one of this Star reader? Is it worth it?

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